Not much information as of yet, the kids were from Missouri. Didn't say why they are in this region. Probable scenario is that they were left unattended by parents or other adults, one kid found the handgun and then things got bad. If this is true, the parents were negligent in leaving a loaded handgun in close proximity to kids. Nothing ever comes out good in cases like this.
On the other hand, they could be gang members and got into an argument over money/ drugs /who knows what, whipped out the guns and had a shoot out.
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/...Route-60-hotelChild shot in the head at Route 60 hotel
May 01, 2010 @ 07:49 AM
HUNTINGTON,WV — West Virginia State Police in Huntington are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head late Friday night at a hotel on Route 60.
According to state police, authorities responded to the incident at 11 p.m. inside a room at the Red Roof Inn in Huntington. The juvenile was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital with life threatening injuries.
State police said the victim’s 14-year-old brother and 13-year-old friend were in the room at the time of the shooting. All three children, whose names are not being released because of their ages, are from Independence, Mo.
The investigating is ongoing.